The United States has blacklisted the Iranian-operated supertanker Adrian Darya 1 and sanctioned its captain, according to the US Treasury Department.
Iran has discovered new oil reserves in the southwestern Dezful region, the National Iranian Oil Company Exploration Directorate (NIOCEXP) says.
Iranian supertanker Adrian Darya 1 (formerly Grace 1) is heading for the Turkish port city of Mersin according to its AIS destination.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says international waterways will not be as safe as before if Iran’s oil exports are zeroed out.
An Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has experienced technical difficulties in the Red Sea.
Iran’s Navy commander has voiced readiness for bringing the supertanker Adrian Darya back to home under naval escort after the government of Gibraltar released the Iranian vessel.
Iran’s ambassador to the UK has rejected claims that Tehran renamed a tanker planned to depart from the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, where it has been detained since last month, to avoid US sanctions, saying the move was in line with international maritime rules.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has unveiled a warrant for the seizure of the Iran-operated Grace 1 supertanker a day after Gibraltar’s Supreme Court confirmed the release of the vessel.
The supertanker Grace-1 has been renamed to “Adrian Darya” and reflagged under the Iranian flag upon the ship owner’s request, a senior Iranian official said, as the vessel prepares to leave Gibraltar on Friday.
The Iranian supertanker Grace-1 seized in Gibraltar has been finally released after almost 40 days, apparently as a goodwill gesture by the UK to secure the release of the British oil tanker Stena Impero impounded in Iran.